By Dawneka Akins OAKLAND, CA – “I got a brick. Trust me, when it gets dark, it’s goin’ through a window,” 58-year old OG Rich said as he strolled near 13th Street and Broadway, downtown.
By Diana Alonzo, Tyrese Johnson, and Adimu Madyun OAKLAND, CA – Oakland Voices correspondents have spread throughout the city to get reactions from residents following the Johannes Mehserle verdict. The former BART police officer was
By Dre McEwen OAKLAND, CA – In some ways, commentary on the shooting of Oscar Grant seems simple, divided by one vast river of intent. Either Johannes Mehserle meant to draw his gun and shoot
By Malcolm Pate LIVERMORE, CA – Looking at himself in his bedroom mirror, Arthur “AR” Renowitzky contemplates his singular goal: willing himself to the top, with his family at his side, and god on his
By Adimu Madyun OAKLAND, CA – Rubbing his face quietly, the Oakland-based artist Golden State Warrior looks out of a car window. He surveys his latest graffiti piece as the paint dries in the night
By Brian Beveridge OAKLAND, CA – It was dead calm, like the eye of a storm, at the corner of Webster and Seventeenth Streets on Independence Day afternoon downtown. Security gates, padlocks and roll-down doors